MATT GARVEY returns to lead Bath in cup

Outside centre James Wilson and wing Levi Davis make their Bath Rugby debuts in the Anglo-Welsh Cup opener against London Irish.

Ben Tapuai returns to partner Wilson in midfield, with Jack Wilson taking his place on the opposite wing to Davis.

Darren Atkins makes his first appearance of the season at fullback, while Freddie Burns and Darren Allinson link-up as half-backs.  

Fit-again club captain Matt Garvey makes his starting return from injury, having come off the bench last week, and there are starting debuts for open side flanker Josh Bayliss and James Phillips in the second row.

Max Lahiff also returns from injury at tighthead.  

Starting 15 Darren Atkins 14 Levi Davis 13 James Wilson 12 Ben Tapuai 11 Jack Wilson 10 Freddie Burns 9 Darren Allinson 1 Nick Auterac 2 Michael van Vuuren3 Max Lahif 4 Levi Douglas 5 James Phillips 6 Matt Garvey (capt) 7 Josh Bayliss 8 Paul Grant  

Ready on the bench 16 Jack Walker 17 Will Vaughan 18 Sam Nixon 19 Elliott Stooke 20 Oscar Backhouse 21 Max Green 22 Matt Banahan 23 Max Clark

Unavailable Dave Attwood, Ross Batty, Chris Cook, Tom Dunn, Tom Ellis, Charlie Ewels, Taulupe Faletau, Tom Homer, Jonathan Joseph, Shaun Knight, Francois Louw, Zach Mercer, Kane Palma-Newport, Rhys Priestland, Semesa Rokoduguni, Henry Thomas, Sam Underhill, Anthony Watson, Jeff Williams.

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